Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesQPR are set to table a bid for Barnsley defender Andy Yiadom.The London-born former Hayes & Yeading player is among a number of full-backs Rangers have been considering making an offer for.They now intend to make a formal approach for Yiadom, 25, but expect Barnsley to be reluctant to sell. Several other clubs are understood to be interested in him.Barnsley are unhappy to lose Josh Scowen to Rangers, who will sign the midfielder when his Tykes contract expires this weekend.And QPR will also attempt to prise Ghana international Yiadom away from the Yorkshire club, who signed him from Barnet on a two-year contract in May 2016.One of the reasons Rangers want Yiadom is his versatility.Manager Ian Holloway wants to bring in players who can operate in different positions, particularly given the club’s current budgetary restrictions.Although primarily a right-back, Yiadom can also play at left-back or as a winger. Doughty completes moveEmbed from Getty ImagesPeterborough have completed the signing of Michael Doughty from QPR.West London Sport recently revealed that Posh were looking to sign the midfielder and also subsequently revealed that Rangers were ready to let him move to London Road.Doughty, 24, has moved for an undisclosed fee and has signed a three-year contract. He had a year of contract at QPR left to run.Rangers boss Ian Holloway recalled Doughty from a season-long loan at Swindon Town in January, insisting he rated him highly and wanted to give him a chance in the first team.However, Doughty started just two matches under Holloway – and made just 12 first-team appearances for Rangers in total, nine of them as a substitute.[interaction id=”5953819d4649b4e34eadd787″] Gladwin can prove critics wrong – MowbrayEmbed from Getty ImagesBlackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray believes Ben Gladwin can bounce back from his disappointing spell at QPR and prove he can play at a higher level.Gladwin, 25, completed a move from Rangers to Rovers on Wednesday after failing to impress at Loftus Road following his move from Swindon two years ago.West London Sport revealed that Mowbray was looking to sign the midfielder and subsequently revealed that the move was set to go through.Gladwin impressed for Swindon in League One and will return to the third tier for relegated Blackburn having been the target of much criticism from QPR fans.However, Mowbray is convinced the player is good enough to eventually prove himself in the Championship.“He is a different type of player this lad,” Mowbray told Blackburn’s website. “He’s 6’2” and a powerhouse of a footballer really.“When he gets in his stride and travelling with that ball he’s very difficult to stop. He can shoot off both feet, he can play wide, he can play down the middle, he’s just got all the raw assets really.“I think he’s lost his way a little bit at QPR, but he’s another player that I know can play at a higher level.“I felt his quality at Swindon, where he had a very, very talented coach working with him and they built a good passing team, similar to the way that I would like to put a team together, and I think he’s going to look forward to it.” Suckling leavesEmbed from Getty ImagesPerry Suckling has left his job as QPR academy boss to return to Tottenham.The former Crystal Palace goalkeeper, who joined Rangers from Spurs in 2015, has been given a role as academy coach at the north London club.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a Comment Farm Bureau’s annual Discussion Meet competition is intended to develop young agricultural professionals’ skills in working through thoughtful, courteous discussion to solve problems.This competitive event simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic (listed below). Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.Apply by Oct. 22, 2018.EligibilityMust be a farmer/voting member of a county Farm Bureau.Must be 18-35 years of age prior to Jan. 31, 2020.Must not have received a public speaking fee or honorarium in the past 24 months.Previous state winners and current Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team are ineligible.Past and present members of the AFBF YF&R Committee may not apply.2019 Discussion Meet Topics, Competition & AwardsSEMI-FINALS Dec. 6, 2018 at Ohio Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Columbus. Round 1 and 2 will be held from 9-11:30 a.m.Semi-Final Round 1 Question: As the voice of agriculture, how can Farm Bureau be more inclusive of all agriculture and production practices? This includes, but is not limited to, women in agriculture, organic production, fresh produce, forestry and aquaculture.Semi-Final Round 2 Question: In our modern world, the rapid dissemination of information and opinion about agriculture and food technologies can make it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Given these challenges, how can Farm Bureau best protect farmers’ and ranchers’ access to production technology options?FINALS Four finalists will be chosen to compete Feb. 1, 2019 at 8 p.m. at the YAP Winter Leadership Conference in Columbus.Final Round Question: Technology is one of the driving forces for innovation and advancement in agriculture. How can the industry attract the best and brightest minds from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into agricultural careers?Prizes$1,000 cash award from Nationwide Insurance.Expense-paid trip to OFBF Annual Meeting including two-nights lodging and invitation to the Harvest Banquet Dec. 11-13, 2019.Expense-paid trip to represent Ohio at the national competition during the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Austin, Texas in January 2020.Apply by Oct. 22, 2018.Contact the county Farm Bureau office for more information about the Discussion Meet or Young Agricultural Professionals programming.Online extrasAnnie Specht is the 2018 Discussion Meet winner and will represent Ohio at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in New Orleans in January 2019.The 2018 Discussion Meet finalists were guests on Town Hall Ohio. (They are pictured in the feature photo.)American Farm Bureau Discussion Meet information. Leave a Comment read more
Sheikh Shaukat Ali of Makra village in Birbhum district did not attend the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that was held at Ilambazar on April 24 just a few kilometres away from his home. He did not even turn on the television to listen to his speech.In the past, Mr. Ali and his family members have attended almost every rally of the BJP. They once even travelled over 200 km to meet BJP president Amit Shah in Kolkata, but this time he and his family members have stayed away from all political activities.Long before the BJP emerged as the main challenger to the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, Mr. Ali’s son Tausif, a BJP supporter, was killed by alleged TMC activists in October 2014. The murder had triggered a flurry of political activity with top-level national BJP leaders rushing to Makra village.Only TMC postersFive years later, as Birbhum goes to the polls on April 29, Makra village shows no sign of BJP’s presence, and only the TMC features in posters and graffiti. “This time we will have to vote for TMC,” said Mr. Ali. Enamul Haque, a TMC leader, said that there are no BJP supporters left in the village. “Everything is peaceful here. Our family and Shaukat Ali’s family are like relatives now,” said Mr. Haque, whose brother was also killed in the political violence in 2014.Makra is a classic case of silent intimidation, not allowing the Opposition any scope even in private conversation. In the panchayat polls held last year, the TMC had won 87% of the gram panchayat seats in the district without any contest. The general election is a direct contest between the TMC and the BJP. Tollywood star Shatabdi Roy, who has been the sitting MP here since 2009, is seeking re-election on the TMC ticket. She faces Dudh Kumar Mondal, a BJP strongman who had left the party in 2015.But the most-talked-about political personality in the district is neither of the two candidates or those contesting from adjoining Bolpur seat; it is TMC Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal. Anubrata’s political innuendos — from unnayan (development) standing in the way of Opposition fielding candidates in the panchayat polls to offering sweets to the Election Commission during the recent polls — have been noticed by the poll panel, but the TMC leader remains unfazed. “I can promise peaceful polls only if the Opposition does not bring outsiders and tries to create problem,” he said. According to the 2011 census, the district has 37.2% Muslim population. While large parts of Birbhum are known for illegal sand mining in riverbeds, there are stone quarries in the Pachami area bordering Jharkhand and Deocha-Pachami coal block, considered the second largest in the world. read more